As it happened: James Murdoch at the Leveson Inquiry

Key points

  • Labour calls on Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to resign after suggestions during the evidence of News Corporation's James Murdoch that he supported the firm's bid for BSkyB
  • Mr Murdoch denies the culture secretary acted as a "cheerleader" for the bid, as the inquiry hears of emails suggesting regular contact between Mr Hunt's staff and News Corp PR executives
  • Mr Murdoch admits having a brief discussion with PM David Cameron about News Corp's controversial bid to buy out BSkyB at a Christmas dinner on 23 December 2010

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  • Andrew McFarlane 

Last updated 24 April 2012

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